The core of our team has been in solar since the mid 2000s and led development and construction of some the earliest, and most complex, large utility-scale projects in the world like California Valley Solar Ranch (312 MWp) and Solar Star I and II (747 MWp). Since then, the Terabase team has been involved in every aspect of PV power plants from origination and project development to product development, technology optimization, engineering, procurement, construction, equipment manufacturing, and O&M.
Terabase Energy founding team
(From left to right): Amine Berrada, Dan Cohen, Matt Campbell, Thang Le, Chris Baker and Pierre Gousseland
Today, we bring all of that cross functional experience together in a coordinated effort, whether to launch innovative products into the marketplace or to offer thoughtful solutions to our consulting and engineering clients.
Matt runs day-to-day operations at Terabase and drives the organization’s overall strategy. In 15 years at SunPower, Matt held roles in project development, product development, manufacturing, M&A, JV formation and operations. His experience spans more than 200 projects in 20 countries representing over $10B of project investment. Prior to SunPower, Matt worked in the VC, software and semi-conductor industries. He holds a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
VP, Terabase Platform, Co-Founder
Amine directs Terabase’s digital platform, a GIS-based AI tool to optimize the development and engineering of large solar projects. Previously, Amine developed more than 700 MW of solar projects for Nareva in the Middle East and North Africa. He also held prior roles at SunPower in product management and product development. A native Arabic and French speaker, Amine’s international experience spans North America, China, the Middle East and Africa. Amine holds a BA degree from UC Berkeley and two Master’s degrees from MIT.
Allan leads the software team at Terabase. Prior to Terabase, he co-founded BrightBox Technologies, a machine-learning startup focused on developing software products to optimize large complex physical systems. After BrightBox was acquired by Nextracker in 2016, Allan led the development of the TrueCapture solar power plant optimization product as VP, Software. Allan is also a licensed mechanical engineer and has spent his career focusing on clean energy and addressing global climate change.
Julien is an experienced Project Engineer, specializing in the design and engineering of complex utility scale solar power plants. Prior to joining Terabase, he was a Senior Design Engineer at SunPower. Julien also founded and runs the educational history documentary production company, Invicta. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Product Design Engineer
Avi strives to blend solar development best practices with cutting edge computing to automate cost estimation, financial modelling and optimization. He recently moved to California from Michigan where he studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University and was a design engineer on the Solar Race Team. Prior to Terabase, he worked on the renewable energy O&M team at DTE Energy and at First Solar, in both product management and performance engineering roles.
Sr. Industrial Engineer
Brian brings his design and production experience to Terabase to optimize utility-scale PV deployment. Previously, he designed and produced trackers with Idealab and Energy Innovations for both PV and for solar thermal applications. At eSolar, he helped design and bring through production dual-axis tracking systems for utility-scale plants that he helped to deploy in Southern California and in India. Brian holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Johann is an experienced mechanical design engineer who has developed a wide array of solar mounting hardware for residential and commercial applications. Prior to Terabase he was on the design teams for the Tesla Solar Roof, Ojjo foundation system, and Zep ZS Ramp commercial flat roof system, among others. Johann holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento.
A licensed electrical engineer, Raymond supports utility power plan project electrical engineering. Prior to Terabase, he was an Electrical Engineer at Bin Jarallah Group, a construction company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Raymond is a graduate of the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology in the Philippines.
EVP, Sales & Marketing, Co-Founder
Chris is responsible for sales and marketing. Prior to Terabase, Chris built and led project development teams at Silicon Ranch, FRV and SunPower, delivering more than 2 GW of projects in North America, Europe and Australia, including the CVSR (312 MW) and Solar Star (747 MW) projects. Chris previously held corporate development and strategy roles at SunPower and McKinsey & Co. In addition to the U.S., Chris has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Australia and holds an AB degree from Harvard and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
VP, Business Development & Partnerships, Co-Founder
Pierre is responsible for business development and Terabase’s strategic partnerships. Previously at SunPower, Pierre led global sales and development engineering for the Power Plant business unit and oversaw the procurement and construction of the 747 MW Solar Star project. A French national with a background in engineering, Pierre has worked for SunPower, Total and EY on renewable energy development since 2007 across EMEA, North America and Australia. He holds Master’s degrees from both the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile and MINES ParisTech.
Product Development Project Manager
Giovanni manages our digital platform and our software development team. Previously at SunPower and Solarworld America, Giovanni held roles in project design and project management delivering more than 1 GW in solar design. Prior to his time in solar in USA, he held engineering roles in Europe developing, designing, managing and commissioning power plants and infrastructure projects. He holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, in Italy.
Sr. Design Engineer
Carol creates designs for projects from early stages of the project life cycle to detailed engineering for construction. Previously, she was a design team lead at Altna Energy and spent 7 years as a Design Engineer at SunPower. Carol holds a Civil Engineering degree from Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology in the Philippines.
Arden is a seasoned finance and accounting professional with more than 10 years experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliation and general accounting across multinational companies in the Philippines, most recently as a Senior Financial Analyst at Western Digital - Global Shared Services Center. Arden holds a BS Accountancy degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from San Pedro College.
Director, Project Engineering
With over 20 years of electric power systems experience in transmission, large-scale solar and energy storage, Jason leads project engineering at Terabase. Prior to joining Terabase, Jason served as an energy consultant at Arup, VP of Product at HST Solar and Manager of Project Electrical Engineering at SunPower. Jason is a licensed professional electrical engineer with a BS degree from Louisiana State University and an MBA from University of New Orleans.
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Tianyu is an experienced mechanical engineer skilled in product development and project management, with technical knowledge and hands-on experience in fabrication, manufacturing and electrical controls. He has a demonstrated track record of rapidly turning concepts into commercial products. Tianyu was previously in a management role at Elgin Separation Solutions. Tianyu is a native Mandarin speaker and holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa.
Sr. Industrial Engineer
With 20 years’ experience in lean manufacturing and product development, Adam is responsible for optimizing the assembly and deployment of utility scale PV equipment for Terabase. Previously, Adam held key leadership positions scaling R&D and manufacturing operations at DMG Mori in Davis and Siemens Rolling Stock in Sacramento. Adam is a licensed professional engineer with an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis.
EVP, Technology & Operations, Co-Founder
Dan is in charge of technology and operations, also serving as the CFO. Previously Dan ramped a manufacturing JV in Asia to 1.2 GW within a year and developed next gen bifacial panel and tracker technology at SunPower. A business executive and engineer, Dan’s 20+ years of experience spans energy & aerospace, engineering, product development, R&D, strategy, commercialization, M&A and JVs. Dan has a BSc. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s from Penn State University.
VP, Project Management & Engineering, Co-Founder
Thang manages projects and engineering operations at Terabase. He is an engineer with skills in systems engineering, project management, development engineering, technology, and software development in renewable energy and real estate. At SunPower, Thang directed the engineering and fulfillment of the largest single-axis tracker project in Vietnam. He previously ran SunPower’s global design engineering team. A native Vietnamese speaker, Thang has two degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Head of Sales, Australia
John is in charge of Sales efforts in Australia, including both equipment and services revenue. As an adept and hands-on Account Director, he is dedicated to supporting customers from project conception to plant commissioning. Prior to Terabase, John was the Regional Manager with Array Technologies (ATI) for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. He has also worked at SunEdison. John is a British National with a B.A. from Durham University in England.
Sr. Design Engineer
JP is responsible for delivering engineering products for Terabase Platform customers. Previously, he was a design team lead at Altna Energy and spent 5 years as a Design Engineer at SunPower. JP holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Technological Research for Advanced Computer Education (TRACE) College in the Philippines.
Annjanssen is a proficient accountant with 7 years of work experience at several multinational companies, including most recently at Teekay Business Process Services. Skilled in operations financial reporting and analysis, bank reconciliation, cost allocation, expense management and general accounting, Annjanssen holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Business Development Associate
Maddy splits her time between business development, sales operations, and consulting project management. Prior to Terabase, Maddy was a partnership representative at Carbon Lighthouse working to reduce carbon emissions in commercial real estate portfolios. Maddy holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech and is pursuing a certification at Yale's College of Public Health in Climate Change and Health.
Reuben de Pano
Reuben is an experienced project engineer and designer. At Terabase, he ensures that all aspects of project documentation and communication flow smoothly. Prior to Terabase, he was a Project Engineer at Beacon Energy Solutions in Dubai and a Senior Design Engineer with SunPower. Reuben holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Mapua University in Manila, Philippines.